Here is a real opportunity to learn how
to trace your family tree -- how to begin the search or how to
continue more easily and successfully.
On Saturday, May 15, at 9:30 a.m. at
the Knapp Library in Middletown, two genealogical experts are
scheduled to help one and all. There is no fee for the session.
Eddie Dirks of Athens, a Menard County
historian, and Bill Detmers of Normal, president of the Logan County
Genealogical and Historical Society, are especially qualified to
help would-be detectives discover and document their family
All are invited to enjoy the session
and should telephone in advance to Winnie Golden at (217) 445-2708
or (217) 445-2050.
The Knapp Library, 101 S. Clinton in
Middletown, is handicapped accessible.
Needed: tutors and students.
Good Samaritans are needed as teachers
who would like to help someone learn to read. Also needed are
students who would like to learn to read.
In cooperation with Heartland Community
College's Project Read, the Knapp Library is offering opportunities
for folks to learn to read. There is no fee.
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Val Conrady, Project Read coordinator,
has approved John Cooper of Middletown as a tutor, and he will be
conducting sessions at the Knapp Library in Middletown. For some two
years, John has been doing such volunteer work at Heartland College
Anyone, youth of adult, interested in
either teaching or learning to read should contact the volunteer
staff at the library at (217) 445-2050 on Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m.,
Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. or Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Available for browsing and reading in
the Reference Room at the Knapp Library are recent gifts: Reader's
Digest, Williamsburg, Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines.
Many cookbooks are housed in the
Reference Room. Among them is the "Family Traditions" cookbook,
published by the Knapp-Chesnut-Becker Historical Society in 1998.
One of our members from Iowa wrote that she spent the evening
reading it when it first arrived.
Precious books concerning Easter are
"The First Easter," containing the story of Peter Marshall, beloved
chaplain of the U.S. Senate, and "The Passion of the Christ,"
containing photos and text from the recent film by Mel Gibson.
"miracle-maker" has provided us with a TV to better serve you.